Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To tell or describe in historical relation; make the subject of a narrative, tale, or legend; relate.
  • To ornament with sculptured or painted scenes from history or legend. Compare storied.
  • To relate; narrate.
  • To destroy.
  • noun A building; an edifice.
  • noun A stage or floor of a building; hence, a subdivision of the height of a house; a set of rooms on the same level or floor.
  • noun A connected account or narration, oral or written, of events of the past; history.
  • noun An account of an event or incident; a relation; a recital: as, stories of bravery.
  • noun In lit., a narrative, either true or fictitious, in prose or verse; a tale, written in a more or less imaginative style, of that which has happened or is supposed to have happened; specifically, a fictitious tale, shorter and less elaborate than a novel; a short romance; a folk-tale.
  • noun The facts or events in a given case considered in their sequence, whether related or not; the experience or career of an individual: as, the story of a foundling; his is a sad story.
  • noun An anecdote: as, a speech abounding in good stories.
  • noun A report; an account; a statement; anything told: often used slightingly: as, according to his story, he did wonders.
  • noun A falsehood; a lie; a fib.
  • noun The plot or intrigue of a novel or drama: as, many persons read a novel, or are interested in a play, only for the story.
  • noun A scene from history, legend, or romance, depicted by means of painting, sculpture, needlework, or other art of design.
  • noun Synonyms Relation, Narration, etc. (see account); record, chronicle, annals.
  • noun Anecdote, Story. See anecdote.
  • noun Tale, fiction, fable, tradition, legend.
  • noun Memoir, life, biography.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A set of rooms on the same floor or level; a floor, or the space between two floors. Also, a horizontal division of a building's exterior considered architecturally, which need not correspond exactly with the stories within.
  • noun (Arch.) a vertical post used to support a floor or superincumbent wall.
  • transitive verb To tell in historical relation; to make the subject of a story; to narrate or describe in story.
  • noun A narration or recital of that which has occurred; a description of past events; a history; a statement; a record.
  • noun The relation of an incident or minor event; a short narrative; a tale; especially, a fictitious narrative less elaborate than a novel; a short romance.
  • noun colloq. A euphemism or child's word for “a lie;” a fib.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A sequence of real or fictional causal events; or, an account of such a sequence.
  • noun A lie.
  • noun A floor or level of a building; a storey.
  • noun US, colloquial, usually pluralized A soap opera.
  • noun obsolete History.
  • noun A sequence of events, or a situation, such as might be related in an account.
  • verb To tell as a story; to relate or narrate about.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a message that tells the particulars of an act or occurrence or course of events; presented in writing or drama or cinema or as a radio or television program
  • noun a piece of fiction that narrates a chain of related events
  • noun a trivial lie
  • noun a record or narrative description of past events
  • noun a structure consisting of a room or set of rooms at a single position along a vertical scale
  • noun a short account of the news

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Anglo-Norman estorie, from Latin historia, from Ancient Greek ἱστορία (historia, "history"). Compare history and storey ("floor of a building").

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